Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Acly comes from when the family lived in a clearing surrounded by oak trees. The surname Acly literally means oak-meadow. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) The surname Acly is associated with the village of Acle in Norfolk, and the village of Akeley in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Acly family
Norfolk or Buckinghamshire. Of the two locations, Akeley (Akely) in Buckinghamshire seems to be the strongest place of origin for the surname. Located "in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from the town of Buckingham," CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Akeley has remained small over the years as by the late 1800s, it only had a population of 362. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. However, the parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Achelei. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) Some of the family were found in Whitworth, Durham in early years. "According to the Boldon book, this manor was held by Thomas de Acley, by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Acly family
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Acly Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Acly has appeared include Ackley, Acley, Acle, Ackle, Aclie, Acklie, Acly and others.
Early Notables of the Acly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acly family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Acly arrived in North America very early:
Acly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Acly (post 1700)
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